[Python-ideas] Pythonic buffering in Py3 print()

Masklinn masklinn at masklinn.net
Tue Jan 10 11:15:58 CET 2012

On 10 janv. 2012, at 10:05, INADA Naoki <songofacandy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 5:49 PM, Carl M. Johnson
> <cmjohnson.mailinglist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Jan 9, 2012, at 7:52 PM, INADA Naoki wrote:
>>> What about adding flush=False keyword argument to print()?
>> I would expect flush=False to mean "please don't flush this right now, even if I do use a newline."
> print() doesn't flushes even if there is newline.
Ni, but the underlying stream may flush itself on newlines. 

> So the keyword argument means
> "do or don't call flush() method of the file."
That's not clear from its name since the flushing behavior can depend on the underlying stream type. force_flush would be closer to the actual meaning of the param. 

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